Although breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, many women seek the opposite solution. Their overly large breasts may cause back pain and other physical problems. They may have trouble finding well-fitting clothing, and large breasts may interfere with athletic activities. Some of these women may seek alternatives to breast reduction surgery. Although some options exist, these options do not provide results comparable to what can be achieved via breast reduction surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lloyd Landsman discusses why breast reduction surgery is the best way to get the breast size you want while maintaining your breasts’ attractiveness.
Diet and Weight Loss
For some women, diet and weight loss may slightly reduce breast size. Even if weight loss does not result in smaller breasts, it does boost overall health. Keep in mind that breast density lessens as women age. Instead, breasts retain more fat. For older women, reducing breast size via diet and weight loss may prove more effective than in younger women whose breasts are still quite dense.
Work with a nutritionist and trainer to determine the best diet and exercise program to meet your needs.
Weight training is a great way to build strength. Exercises focusing on the pectoral muscles do not change the size of the breasts, but they may change the way breasts look. Depending on the woman, that may suffice if the primary goal is changing the breasts’ appearance rather than size per se. When combined with healthy dietary modifications, weight training may reduce breast size somewhat.
Hormonal imbalances can sometimes result in overly large breasts. The condition is relatively rare, but it is possible that balancing the hormones can minimize breast size. Seek out a doctor certified in treating hormonal imbalances. Never use over-the-counter products to try to correct hormonal imbalances on your own. Thorough testing is necessary.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Unlike non-surgical methods, breast reduction surgery is proven to lessen the size of the breasts. Even though some women may be reluctant to undergo surgery, the bottom line is that other methods are unpredictable at best and useless at worst. With breast reduction surgery, you can achieve the breast size you desire (or close to it) and enjoy permanent results. Say goodbye to back and neck pain and live life more comfortably.
Meet With Dr. Landsman
If you are still unsure about undergoing breast reduction surgery to reduce the size of your breasts, come have a conversation with one of New York’s best breast specialists. Dr. Landsman is happy to examine your breasts and discuss the breast reduction procedure in detail so that you can make an informed decision that feels right for you. Please email or call (631) 864-4111.